Top 10 tips for fishing success

top 10 tips fishing success

FISHING is a sport where we are forever learning and over the past few decades I have learnt from magazines, television, the internet and other anglers, developing my knowledge and skills based around different species, techniques, environments, weather and water conditions, lure selection, knots and more. As we learn more and discover more pieces to the puzzle, we begin to …

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Premier inland Queensland fishing spot sparks competition frenzy

yellowbelly inland fishing comp

BOONDOOMA Dam, located in Queensland’s South Burnett region (20km north of Proston and 3.5 hours drive from Brisbane) has a reputation for being one of the premier inland freshwater fishing locations in the state. Boondooma is a place where, with a little bit of knowledge and the right bait, you can wet a line and almost be guaranteed to reap …

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Anglers pledge to protect NFZ

mackay nfz

MACKAY recreational fishers are kicking off the barramundi open season with a pledge to protect their Net Free Zone. Spearheaded by the Mackay Recreational Fishers Alliance, the pledge centres around a voluntary code of conduct for anglers. MRFA president John Bennett said Mackay anglers knew how lucky they were to have one of the three new zones in Queensland where …

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Be prepared for prawn season

prawn season brisbane

WELCOME to 2019 everyone! I hope you had a wonderful start to the year and kicked it off by catching fish. We’ve seen amazing photos of everyone’s adventures over the festive season and I am so excited to share a few of them with you. But first, I’m happy to say Fish n Chicks has a brand-new logo. We have …

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Yet another Darling River fish kill

THE NSW Government is investigating after thousands of fish were found dead Monday morning — less than a month after about a million fish were killed in the same area. Fisheries officers from NSW’s Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are on their way to the river to confirm the number of fish killed. Large numbers of bony bream and a …

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Increasing your odds via kayak

increase your odds kayak fishing

THE new year has once again kicked off at a pace many of us cannot keep up with, but among the frantic rush of the ‘silly season’ a fisher must get his or her fix, regardless of the crowds. How might you improve your odds in a time of mayhem when enough boats are on the water to require a …

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Get ready for barramundi season

barra open season 2019

QUEENSLAND anglers are gearing up for barramundi season, which re-opens at midday on Friday, February 1. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Tony Loader reminded fishers to check the size and possession limits that apply to the iconic Queensland species when the season opens. “It’s important that fishers refresh their knowledge of the rules and regulations before dropping a …

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Sustainable management of Australian fish stocks re-affirmed

sustainable australian fish stocks

THE Australian Government has today welcomed the findings of a paper published by the CSIRO and the University of Washington rejecting claims that sustainable Australian commercial fish stocks have declined over the past 10 years. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck, said the paper published by CSIRO Senior Research Scientist Richard Little and colleagues showed flaws …

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Lucrative start to 2019 after Darwin fisho reels in $10,000 barra

10,000 barra nt

A DARWIN fisho is celebrating a bit of late festive cheer after reeling in a tagged $10,000 barra from the barrage at Shady Camp. Travis Stevens caught the highly sought-after barra while fishing with a mate during his week off from work. “This is an awesome start to the year,” Travis said. “It will definitely help cover any leftover Christmas …

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Dylan Fryer wins Basstasstic Bass Grand Final

dylan fryer

YOU can only hope when you put on a grand final that it all goes to plan. With good money and prizes totalling about $28,500 up for grabs at the end of 2018, we knew all the anglers would be out to win. In this case, the weather, wind and fish were all in favour of the 40 top senior …

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